SINGAPORE — She was only nine when she became blind in her right eye due to glaucoma. Three years ago, following a fainting episode in class, Amanda Chong woke up to a totally dark world, having lost sight in her left eye as well.
Visually-impaired Robert Boon, 50, says he was was stunned to discover a member of the public had reported him after organising a 10-hour charity darts event.
NEW DELHI: The first seat on DTC buses will now be reserved for disabled or blind passengers. On Wednesday, transport minister Gopal Rai chaired a public hearing at the regional transport office in Burari. After the hearing, Rai announced a slew of measures to "upgrade" the functioning of the RTO there.
Twenty-one-year-old V. Dinesh, a visually impaired student studying B.Ed. (Tamil) in the Government College of Education, Vellore, has been selected for the All India Judo Tournament for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb being held in Vasco da Gama in Goa from March 19 to 22.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan blessed 51 newly wed disabled couples at a function for mass marriage of disabled persons at Hoshangabad on Wednesday. He announced that assistance under CM’s disabled persons’ marriage scheme will be increased from `25,000 to `50,000. He said that the increased amount will also be given to couples who tied nuptial knots at today’s function.
Jobs as well as all basic facilities will be provided to the blind persons, said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and National Assembly Memeber (MNA) Hamza Shahbaz Shairf while talking to a representative delegation of visually impaired persons at Model Town office on Wednesday.
Two decades ago, Bhavesh Chandubhai Bhatia lost his vision, and soon after, his 17-year-old job as a hotel manager. The same year, he exhausted his savings on his mother’s treatment for skin cancer.
Adding another feather to the Delhi University’s cap, a 54-year-old visually-impaired professor has been recommended for coveted ‘National Award for the Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities’ by the Government.